[VIDEO] Basketball Announcer Falls Off Chair on Live TV

Not that a basketball game that is decided in overtime needs anymore excitement, this one sure got it before the game even started. Xavier needed extra time to seal their 86-83 win over Dayton this past Saturday. But what happened before the game is what has everyone buzzing about right now. James Bates, the announcer, suffered an unfortunate accident when his chair buckled underneath him and sent him crashing to the floor. Check out the video provided below.

Bates handled it like a true pro, acting as if he didn’t just bust his ass on live TV. If anyone seemed rattled by the collapse, it was his partner Steve Wolf. Next time Wolf will know how to handle himself, I hope.

Thanks to Orlando Magic announcer, David Steele, for bringing this video to my attention. I asked Steele if anything like that has happened to him, here’s what he said:

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Posted on February 22, 2012, in Sports, Thee Cody Taylor, Viral Videos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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